My daughter and I read this book together a couple of years ago, and we are still talking about it.
The Hundred Dresses tells a thought provoking tale about peer pressure. Although written in the 1940’s it is sadly still highly relevant. It is a short book, but there is great depth to this story. I chose to partner read it with our daughter. It served as the catalyst for some excellent discussion about friends and friendship. Even as an adult I found the story compelling and haunting. It really sticks with you.
The Great Shelby Holmes is a fun, touching, and exciting tale. It features Shelby Holmes who is an amazing sleuth and her new friend John who becomes her crime solving partner. A great middle school mystery tale, The Great Shelby Holmes also shares the story of a developing friendship.
I first became aware of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay from an episode of 60 Minutes. This uplifting and inspirational children’s book shares the story of that very special orchestra which is composed of instruments made from recycled trash. Ada’s Violin is beautifully written and illustrated. After reading it, I highly recommend watching one of the videos of the orchestra online.
It is always fun to find a new series that our daughter enjoys. The Mysterious Benedict Society is an engaging adventure tale featuring intermediate grade students. Our daughter could not put this one down. I found her reading it as she tried to brush her teeth!
Stepping on Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life is written in a very conversational tone and includes a variety of popular cultural references. The book provides a good reminder about keeping things in perspective and being able to see the blessings that are all around us through the use of Biblical tie-ins to the text. This book can be enjoyed by all moms, but I think mother’s of young children will particularly relate and enjoy this one.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.
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Nurk is a wonderful adventure story that features a shrew named Nurk who is an unlikely hero. Courage, friendship, kindness and hope are explored in this thought-provoking tale that will delight intermediate elementary readers as well as their parents.
I am taking a blogging vacation this week in order to enjoy the first week of summer vacation with our daughter. My next new post will be published on June 12th.